They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.
Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
Music Sessions in the Melody Bar are back with four amazing local artists! $8 limited early bird | $10 at the door | 19 +
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An Astronomical Fundraiser for Letters to the Universe
Join us on June 29th 2017 for an epic, cosmic dance party, celebrating the world of Letters to the Universe by Shaunga Tagore, a play in development about a brown, femme super-queero’s magical life story as she time travels through portals, alternate dimensions, the heart of the underworld, and into heights and hopes of the galaxies.
Good Kids Present:
TURN BACK TIME: AN 80s PRIDE VIDEO DANCE PARTY
Friday June 30th 2017
The Gladstone Hotel
$10 adv / $15 at door / 19+
GET TIX HERE: https://80spridedanceparty.eventbrite.ca/
Dj Caff is gonna work you out to Michael Jackson, Queen, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Culture Club, Wham!, Run DMC and Madonna!
PLUS A SUPER SPECIAL 80s PERFORMANCE FROM A SECRET DRAG QUEEN
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Not sure how to celebrate (or not celebrate) Canada 150+? Well donut worry, we've got you covered!
The Melody Bar will be hosting everything kitschy canadiana on July 1st, and in true Canadian style, it's all free.
Join us for Canadiana trivia with Scotty from 7-10pm.
Everything's fair game: history, geography, pop culture, politics & more! Come with a group of...
The Bunz Flea is BACK AGAIN and if it keeps going the way it’s been going, this one should be EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER THAN LAST TIME!
This is another Full Bunz Flea, complete with Open Trading Zone, Live Music & Comedy, Makers, and a few awesome services which promises to come together to create a great summer evening.
OPEN TRADING ZONE: An open area of the flea where everyone is welcome to ...
On the second Thursday of every month, Sara Starkman and Kate Barron bring Toronto's funniest comedians together for a stand up comedy show that will have you laughing until your abs hurt!
Here's the July 13th lineup:
Host - Kate Barron
PWYC (Pay What you Can / FREE Event)
If you're feeling like Christmas might come early this year, you're not wrong! Our biannual 12 Beers event is back with a beer-tacular summer edition.
Don your most exuberant Hawaiian shirt as we celebrate a truly beer-tastic summer's eve. We're inviting down 12 amazing breweries so you can sample the best of local lagers, perfect pilsners, seasonal successes, and forever favou...